" Kiely tackles a hilarious heritage with both hands on the reins and sparks flying from her spurs ! "  

Hugh Morshead, Author/Equestrian

About Us

A Passionate Pen Publishing


A Passionate Pen is the freelance writing and self-publishing business launched by this author in 2012. These past 30 years, Kiely has attended, hosted, and volunteered, at various literary and artistic events. She takes pride in candidly sharing her works, writing journey and experiences, with readers, libraries, book clubs, and writing groups. Her hope is to inspire and motivate new voices. A Passionate Pen serves as a mentor and platform to encourage and aid new authors. 

Pauline Kiely


An avid student of Creative Writing for over 25 years, this freelance writer and author has been recognized and awarded for business bios, advertising, and special features, in print media. Kiely has consistently enjoyed relative courses offered by Trent Universities, University of Toronto, and Fleming College. She has also attended numerous readings, workshops, and conferences, hosted by various groups including The Writers' Union of Canada.  

IPPY Silver Medal



The 23rd annual Independent Publisher Book Awards ceremony took places on May 28th, 2019 at The Copacabana in NYC. Medal winning books are listed from around the world: five Australian states, seven Canadian provinces, forty-two United States, District of Columbia and Guam, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. This year's contest drew 4,500 entries. (

No Poverty Between The Sheets

When this author posed the question to her Irish Granny, "If you were so poor why did you have ten children?" Granny Kiely replied, "To be certain, there was no poverty between the sheets!"

Her Irish father is the fourth of ten children, and her French Canadian mother the baby of twelve. Lively stories bounce back and forth between the two cultures in this conversational memoir full of gems. Spanning four generations, readers are treated to holidays in Ireland and camping adventures throughout Ontario. Family, friends, neighbors, dogs, and horses, all come to life in this witty family saga. The book documents the strong ties that bind generations together. Kiely's writing is honest, captivating, and this author brings a fresh new voice like no other. 

"No Poverty Between the Sheets" is the first book in a trilogy series.  Sequel title, "Ricochet Rodeo" - anticipated 2020 and "Heart of a Horse" 2021. 



Chapters Indigo Book Launch Meet & Greet


Sincere thanks to the staff and management at Chapters Indigo bookstores in Peterborough, Markham, Belleville, Lindsay, Ontario. Wonderful meeting old and new friends, and sharing stories.

Independent Publisher Book Awards - NYC


On May 28th, 2019, Jenkins Group Publisher, Jim Barnes, awards,"No Poverty Between the Sheets," the Silver Medal for Canada East -   Best Regional Non-Fiction.   

Book Expo in New York City May 29-31


 In Times Square with IPPY medalists, Ayn Cates Sullivan PhD, Infinite Light Publishing. Dena Moes, She Writes Press. Pauline Kiely, A Passionate Pen.

A Well Read book review features, Ted Barris


In 2014 Kiely wrote monthly book reviews for The Standard Newspaper. July included freelance journalist, broadcaster, author, Ted Barris, promoting his recent title, "The Great Escape: A Canadian Story"

Dromoland Indie Author Festival with Monty, and Neil Crone


"A lovely read through. Very conversational, and all of those wonderful people are painted beautifully. Kiely's love for them shines through on every page." Actor,Author,Comedian, Neil Crone.  

Retired CTV Chief Forecaster, Dave Devall, 1961 to 2009


"I couldn't put this book down! I started laughing on the very first page and couldn't wait to get to the next paragraph. What also impresses me is Kiely's style of writing which is so honest and down-to-earth." Dave Devall

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Pauline Kiely

150 King Street P.O. Box 2361 , Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2R0 , Canada

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